This is My Letter to the World: Writing Epistolary Poems with Gail Martin

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What does it mean to write a letter to the world or to God or your 23-year-old self or your old football coach? How about a love letter to your legs? Why write epistolary poems at all and why have they been around since the Greeks and Romans? In this workshop we will read examples of “letter poems” then, using prompts, create our own with an emphasis on fun and generating new work.

Appropriate for: Beginning as well as seasoned writers.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Bio: Martin is the author of two books, The Hourglass Heart (New Issues, 2003) and Begin Empty-Handed, (Perugia Press, 2013). She is a psychotherapist in Kalamazoo and has 25 years of experience in leading groups, retreats and writing workshops. Most recently, she taught a revision workshop to MFA students at Connecticut State University where her book was awarded the inaugural Housatonic Book Award for Poetry.

Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College Arcadia Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo, Room 128.

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Date(s) - Friday, April 15, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo


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